Information Technology Administration

Undergraduate Certificate

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    14
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $272.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $475.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is designed for students who are interested in managing the complex technical infrastructure of today’s organizations. 

The goal of the online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is to provide non-traditional and traditional students an opportunity to take a focused set of undergraduate courses that offer relevant knowledge on information technology administration. 

Course topics cover: 

  • Systems administration
  • Network administration
  • Database administration
  • security administration
  • distributed systems

This online certificate is offered in partnership with the University of Agder in Norway (UiA), a sister university to University of Nebraska at Omaha. Students take courses taught by both UNO and UiA instructors and will have the opportunity to work with students residing in a country other than their own. 

Prospective students in the workplace who have an associate degree would benefit from advanced certifications in targeted areas. Certificates such as this one fit with organizational professional development requirements and could be used, at the discretion of the organization, as professional development units (PDUs).

The online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate degree. However, should a student decide to pursue a degree after starting or completing the certificate program, all credits taken for a certificate can be applied toward the completion of an undergraduate degree in the college.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. Completed coursework

    1 semester of database management (ISQA 3310 Managing the Database Environment or IS-201 Data Modeling and Database Systems (UiA)), 1 semester of data or file structures (CSCI 3320 Data Structures (UNO)/ISQA 3300 File Structures (UNO) or IS-102 Programming Methods (UiA)), 1 semester of data communications (ISQA 3400 Data Communications (UNO) or IS-105 Data Communications and Operating Systems (UiA)), 2 semesters of programming.

  3. Note: Prerequisites must be completed prior to admittance to this program, this includes first-semester freshman.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

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Application Deadlines

Spring Semester
December 1
Summer Semester
July 1

  Prerequisite Courses

•    1 semester of database management (ISQA 3310 or IS-201)

•    1 semester of data or file structures (CSCI 3320/ISQA 3300 or IS-102)

•    1 semester of data communications (ISQA 3400 or IS-105)

•    2 semesters of programming


Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux3

Course Number: IASC 3350

This course covers topics a system administrator would encounter in their profession. The student will learn how a system administrator fulfills various organizational information resource management requirements using the Linux-based Operating System. Topics will include; installation; creating and maintaining file systems; user and group administration; backup and restore processes; network configuration; various system services; simple security administration; and updating and maintaining the system.

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows3

Course Number: IASC 3370

This course covers topics a system administrator would encounter in their profession. The student will learn how a system administrator fulfills various organizational information resource management requirements using the Windows Operating System. Topics will include; installation; creating and maintaining file systems; user and group administration; backup and restore processes; network configuration; various system services; simple security administration; and updating and maintaining the system.

IS-204 (UiA)IT Resource Operations5

Course Number: IS-204 (UiA)

ISQA 4300/ISQA 8306Database Administration3

Course Number: ISQA 4300/ISQA 8306

This course is designed to give students an applied, practical introduction to database administration. Students will gain an understanding of the functioning of a database management system and its relationship to the computing environment in which it runs. They will learn the concepts, principles, and techniques necessary to carry out such functions as database object creation, storage management, capacity planning, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and security management. Each semester the course will focus on one commercial database management system (DBMS), such as Oracle.

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems3

Course Number: ISQA 4380

The course introduces students to concepts, issues and tools needed to develop distributed computing systems. Topics include distributed systems architecture, middleware, Internet-based systems development, security and performance. Hands-on systems development using current technologies is provided.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $272.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $324.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $816.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $972.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $475.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $527.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1425.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1581.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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